Sweet and Simple

I love trying new things in the kitchen, especially if it’s something I never would have attempted a year ago (I’m going to have so much fun experimenting with my new panini press!). But sometimes, a really simple recipe can give you the same amount of satisfaction. Tonight I decided to make BBQ chicken breasts for dinner. It’s obviously not a difficult dish at all. But I’ve never made it before, and now I have a new (not to mention simple and fast!) dish to add to my rotation.

I never particularly liked BBQ chicken when I was growing up. I don’t know why, but I clearly remember being disappointed anytime I’d ask my mom what was for dinner and she’d say BBQ chicken. But when I was home for Christmas last week, that’s one of the things she made for dinner. And it was delicious! So when I headed to the grocery store today to restock my kitchen after being away for almost 2 weeks, I decided to pick up the necessary ingredients to make BBQ chicken. I sprinkled pepper and a dash of garlic powder on both sides of the chicken breasts and rubbed it in a bit before pouring BBQ sauce over the chicken. I covered the dish and baked the chicken at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Voila, a delicious dinner! I served the chicken with steamed veggies and Alexia sea salt and pepper sweet potato fries.

So the next time you’re looking for something new to make, don’t focus just on adventurous or complicated dishes. Simple can be so great!

XO,
V

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